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Rockingham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 91,928. Its county seat is Wentworth.

The county was formed in 1785 from Guilford County. It was named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, British Prime Minister from 1765 to 1766 and again in 1782.

The county served as the location for the Searcy & Moore gun factory, which was located at Hogans Creek, a small village located some 20 miles northwest of Greensboro. The firm supplied weapons – dubbed “N.C. Rifles” – to the Confederate States of America forces during the Civil War. Owned by Alexander M. Searcy and Dr. J. S. Moore, the manufactory assembled some 100 rifles for the Rebel forces in 1862–1863.

Source: Wikipedia.

Rockingham County Genealogy Resources

Rockingham County USGennet Site

Rockingham County NCGenWeb Site

Rockingham County NCGenWeb Archives

Rockingham County Historical Society
P.O. Box 84
Wentworth, NC 27375

VA-NC Piedmont Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2272
Danville, VA 24541

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Rockingham County Government

Rockingham County Government – official site

Rockingham County Register of Deeds – (Online Search)
Rockingham County Courthouse
1086 NC 65, Suite 99, Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: (336) 342-8820 Fax: (336) 342-6209

Rockingham Public Library
Eden Library
598 S. Pierce Street
Eden, NC 27288
336-623-3168 (Phone)
336-623-1171 (Fax)
Connie Whitt, Branch Manager
Mon/Thu 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tue/Wed/Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
Two meeting rooms
Computers with internet access and Microsoft Office
Children’s room and teen corner
Color copier and fax service
Wireless internet access

Madison Library
140 E. Murphy Street
Madison, NC 27025
336-548-6553 (Phone)
336-548-2010 (Fax)
Amy Newnam, Assistant Library Director and Branch Manager
Tue 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thu 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays
Linda Vernon Genealogy Room
Computers with internet access and Microsoft Office
Children’s area and teen corner
Color copier and fax service
Wireless internet access

Mayodan Library
101 N. 10th Avenue
Mayodan, NC 27027
336-548-6951 (Phone)
336-548-2015 (Fax)
Amy Newnam, Assistant Library Director and Branch Manager
Mon 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wed 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Meeting room
Computers with internet access and Microsoft Office
Weekly story times for children
Occasional computer classes
Children’s area and teen corner
Color copier and fax service
Wireless internet access

Outreach Department
527 Boone Road
Eden, NC 27288
336-627-3729 (Phone)
336-623-1258 (Fax)
Calvert Mason, Department Head
Bookmobile service to outlying county schools
Bookmobile service to outlying areas of the county
Delivery service to homebound individuals
Delivery service to nursing homes and assisted living facilities

Bookmobile Schedule
Bethany School, 3rd Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Community Baptist School. 1st Friday, 10:00 a.m.-Noon (site closed during the summer)
Arbor Ridge, 4th Tuesday, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Farrar’s Store, 3rd Wednesday, 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.
Governmental Center, 4th Monday, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Huntsville Nutrition Center, 3rd Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Lincoln Elementary School, 4th Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (site closed during the summer)
Madison-Mayodan Nutrition Center, 3rd Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Madison Presbyterian Church, 3rd Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
McCollum’s Hardware, 1st Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Rhema Christian Academy, 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (site closed during the summer)
Rockingham Community College Senior Center, 3rd Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Ruffin, 1st Friday, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Scott Commons, 3rd Thursday, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Wentworth Presbyterian Church, 4th Monday, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Williamsburg School, 2nd Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. during the summer)

Reidsville Library
204 W. Morehead Street
Reidsville, NC 27320
336-349-8476 (Phone)
336-342-4824 (Fax)
Calvert Smith, Branch Manager
Mon/Thu 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tue/Wed/Fri 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed on Sundays
Three meeting rooms
Computers with internet access and Microsoft Office
Weekly story times for children
Occasional computer classes
Children’s area and teen corner
Color copier and fax service
Wireless internet access

Stoneville Library
201 E. Main Street
Stoneville, NC 27048
336-573-9040 (Phone)
336-573-2774 (Fax)
Amy Newnam, Assistant Library Director and Branch Manager
Mon/Wed Noon-5 p.m.
Tue 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Thu 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Meeting space is available in the adjacent Vera Holland Community Center
Computers with internet access and Microsoft Office
Weekly story times for children
Children’s area and teen corner
Color copier and fax service
Wireless internet access

Cities and Towns

* Eden
* Madison
* Mayodan
* Reidsville
* Stoneville
* Wentworth

Townships:

Huntsville
Eden
Madison
Mayodan
Stoneville
Shiloh
Bethany
Reidsville
Ruffin
Monroeton
Wentworth

Census

1790 Federal Census Index

1790 Federal Census Transcription

1790 Federal Census Images

1800 Federal Census Images

1800 Federal Census Transcription – Extract

1810 Federal Census Images

1820 Federal Census Images

1820 Federal Census Transcription – Extract

1830 Federal Census Images

1840 Federal Census Images

1850 Federal Census Index

1910 Federal Census Transcription – Enumeration District 151.

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Rockingham County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Rockingham County Cemetery Census

Query Forums

Rockingham County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Rockingham County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Rockingham County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

Bfritch on “Sharp, Thomas L b 1800 Rockingham”

Who are the parents of Thomas L Sharp b 1800 Rockingham? I see Adam Sharp b 1764 has a son Thomas L but no further proof. My Sharp’s moved to Johnson Co, IL bef 1850. Son Samuel Strong was b in NC 1841. Freelin b btn 1847-1849, Jackson b 1854, Adam b 1856(IL). Anyone else working on this family?

Betty
FL




RitaRiddick on “Bernie Mayfield”

Looking for people that are related or have information on Bernie Mayfield he was from India.




focusoninfinity on “Woollen, Heath, Page, Malcolm Families”

1700-1800′s.




Charwatkin on “Mary Polly Linder & Robert Knight”

Looking for more information on Mary Polly Linder (1786) who was married to Robert Knight in 1805. They moved to Wilson County, TN. Her father’s name was supposed to have been Nathaniel but that is the basic I have.

Someone had information she may have had a sister named Charlotte – which means her mother’s name could have been Mary.

Polly had a hard life. Robert was killed in the Creek Wars in the Battle of Emuckfaw, AL, in 1814 and the man who she married later, Archibald Young – took her for the Pension Money & then abandoned her. She later divorced him. I believe she may have remarried.

I’d like to get information on her background in NC & any information anyone may have or direction you can send me. She would be my GGG grandmother.

Thank you!
Charlotte Knight Watkins


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